January 28th, 2014
12:14 PM ET
6 months ago

White House offers look at State of the Union prep

Washington (CNN) - Ahead of Tuesday's State of the Union, the White House is flooding its social media platforms to try and get Americans to tune in to the annual address.

The latest pitch is a behind-the-scenes video of President Barack Obama preparing his address with a team of speechwriters, telling them he thinks the "tone" of the speech is spot-on but it needs more real-world illustrations to make his point.

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Obama postpones trip to the Philippines, Malaysia
October 2nd, 2013
07:08 AM ET
10 months ago

Obama postpones trip to the Philippines, Malaysia

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama will not travel to the Philippines and Malaysia because of the government shutdown, he told the leaders of both nations, the White House said.

Secretary of State John Kerry will go in his place.

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What happens at the White House when the government shuts down?
September 30th, 2013
10:26 AM ET
10 months ago

What happens at the White House when the government shuts down?

Washington (CNN) – As the government charges toward a shutdown at midnight, federal workers are facing forced time off – including those who work for President Barack Obama.

Like all federal agencies, there are White House staffers whose work is deemed "essential," meaning they won't be forced to stay home. But a good portion of people who work under the umbrella of the Executive Office of the President will be placed on furlough – 1,265 in total, according to a letter from the administrative office in the White House that was addressed to Sylvia Burwell, the director of President Barack Obama's budget office.
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Filed under: Joe Biden • President Obama • White House
Obama to visit 'middle class' family in Northern Virginia
December 6th, 2012
07:43 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama to visit 'middle class' family in Northern Virginia

Washington (CNN) – With the leaders in Washington locked in a fiscal cliff standoff, President Barack Obama will visit a “middle class” home in Northern Virginia on Thursday to promote his proposal in the negotiations, according to the White House.

A member of this particular family, the White House said, engaged in the administration’s #My2K Twitter campaign over the last week that encouraged Americans to ask questions of the president and share how the money saved by extending the Bush-era tax cuts for 98% of Americans would impact their lives.

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Filed under: President Obama • Virginia
Whitehouse Christmas
November 28th, 2012
07:41 PM ET
2 months ago

Focus on military families at 2012 debut of White House Christmas

Washington (CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama welcomed the holiday season at the White House Wednesday with a viewing of decorations throughout the house.

She celebrated her fourth Christmas in Washington with military families, including Gold Star and Blue Star parents, spouses and children.
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Filed under: Michelle Obama • White House
President Obama injured
November 26th, 2010
02:40 PM ET
4 years ago

President Obama injured

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Washington (CNN) – Apparently no good deed goes unpunished for President Barack Obama, who was trying to make sure he didn't get a flabby belly after Thanksgiving but wound up with a fat lower lip instead.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the president received a dozen stitches after getting hit with an errant elbow during a Friday morning basketball game with White House aide Reggie Love and others at the Fort McNair military base in Washington.

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Filed under: President Obama